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Do You Like the Name of the New iPad? (It's Just 'iPad')

Tech 2012/03/07 23:52:03
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Way to go back to your roots, Apple. On Wednesday, the uber-popular tech company revealed that it would be releasing the newest version of the iPad tablet to the masses (the release date is set for March 16.) And while Apple fans and tech enthusiasts alike were desperately searching the internet for the latest news on the "iPad 3", it turns out they had gotten something wrong: the name of the gadget. Because it's actually just called the new iPad. Er, what?

Apple's new CEO, Tim Cook, revealed the name of the product -- and the gadget itself -- in an announcement Wednesday in San Francisco. But other than the name, what's different about "the new iPad"? The biggest new feature is "retina display." That means the new iPad has approximately twice the resolution of the iPad 2 -- the clearest, crispest display on the market. It also needed a beefed-up quad-core A5X processor to power the retina display and keep up with visually demanding games.

Prices will run from $499 to $829, depending on the hard drive space and whether you want 4G. But back to this name business. Do you like the name of the new iPad -- or is it kind of confusing?






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  • Just Jenn for Now 2012/03/08 01:39:37
    No, I liked the old format.
    Just Jenn for Now
    +8
    Hey Apple, instead of releasing a new iPad every 6-12 months with nothing drastically changed about it, how about actually MAKING drastic changes and RELEASING iPads in moderation... you know, give people time to save and buy one and enjoy it before coming out with a new one for people to rage about because they saved long and hard for the now older iPad.

    Just a thought.

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  • Adrian1265 2012/05/23 06:21:17
    No, I liked the old format.
    Adrian1265
    What will they call it after they release the next generation i-Pad.... ;)
    I wonder if they will call the 4th gen i pad: The newer I-pad :P
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/18 15:06:58
    No, I liked the old format.
    HarleyCharley
    should be different....
  • IvoryPauline 2012/04/11 22:53:46
    No, I liked the old format.
    IvoryPauline
    +1
    i kinda wish there was an other button on this one.... everything, in my opinion, by that company is stupid. honestly... you dont need most of the crap, and if you have something, its all the same. 1 ipad, ipod, iphone and whatever else there is, is ENOUGH
  • Animeee 2012/03/19 15:06:07 (edited)
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    Animeee
    I like it, it's fun...
  • Karl 2012/03/12 22:33:05
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    Karl
    +2
    OS X has creative names, why can't they start naming their products differently?
  • Requiem 2012/03/12 22:27:12
    No, I liked the old format.
    Requiem
    +3
    What do you expect from Apple? They're a terrible company.
  • thereal... Requiem 2012/03/13 07:01:24
    therealtrue!!
    +1
    are you serious? steve jobs invented the touch screen! if you think apple is a terrible company, at least steve jobs is doing better than you can, you can't judge apple. you not are doing nothing to the world
  • V~POTL~... thereal... 2012/03/15 12:45:05
    V~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Steve Jobs is (1) dead and (2) NOT the inventor of the touch screen.

    He DID, however, pioneer the use of capacitive touch screens for mobile devices. Like most of his innovations, the technology existed before but Steve solved certain problems and made the whole thing "work" in a new way -- without inventing anything.

    Not everything he did was great; Jobs was the guy who nearly bankrupted Apple when the original Macintosh failed to compete as an expensive/closed system vs. the [relatively] open/cheap PC. Once in a while, classic Jobs' mistakes crop up in Apple's game plan. But overall, he's a genius, and the products speak for themselves.

    Irrespective of Steve Jobs' contributions, you have a point: Very few people rate Apple "terrible" as a company or as a product. Anyone who wants the alternatives (Android, Linux, Microsoft) can buy whatever they want. People vote with their wallets every day.
  • Adrian1265 thereal... 2012/05/23 06:14:24
    Adrian1265
    No google up IBM Simon. The first smartphone with a touch screen. It was made in the 1990's ;)
  • Layce 2012/03/12 21:41:56
    No, I liked the old format.
    Layce
    +1
    I bet Steve Jobs came up with all the names for Apple's devices. Now that he is gone they couldn't come up with a new name so they decide to call it the new iPad
  • David 2012/03/12 15:53:30
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    David
    +1
    Hasn't it joined the no name brands?
  • EFRENGRDZ 2012/03/12 15:31:45
    No, I liked the old format.
    EFRENGRDZ
    +1
    Was saving money so this one would be my first iPad. But definitely the name is too confusing. People will call it the 3rd generation iPad, or iPad 3. Dumb name strategy in my opinion, but it does create controversy (obviously, we're discussing it on soda head). And it kinda creates free advertising. So it might not be so dumb after all
  • FordCrews 2012/03/12 14:05:48
  • Dsgfaa 2012/03/12 05:11:40
  • M and Emma 2012/03/12 04:16:48
    No, I liked the old format.
    M and Emma
    +1
    I think iPad 3 would have made sense. I mean, come on Apple...
  • FrozenHeart 2012/03/12 01:57:16
    No, I liked the old format.
    FrozenHeart
    +2
    Apple just love slapping us in the face don't they? We get the ipad thinking that it won't it be awhile until the next ipad comes but then the ipad 2 comes out a couple months later with a few upgrades. Then we hear yet again that a ipad three is coming out. Apple no one is going to buy your products it you don't upgrade them better. How about giving us flash and maybe a better touch keyboard. Or better yet if you want to get us to go WOW do something that is unexpected but a major update and something all the other tablets don't have. THAT will get us interested.
  • Marci 2012/03/11 23:36:13
  • Wendi 2012/03/11 21:47:02
  • Emily 2012/03/11 20:44:49
    No, I liked the old format.
    Emily
    +1
    What would the fifth be? The new new new iPad? Just silly.
  • volubleasteroid 2012/03/11 19:05:50
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    volubleasteroid
    +1
    i like new
  • Frankie 2012/03/11 17:36:22
    No, I liked the old format.
    Frankie
    +1
    Everyone will call it iPad3 anyway for clarity.
  • Todd 2012/03/11 15:27:47
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    Todd
    +1
    Why are the price points based on hard drive size? That's probably one of the smallest contributors to cost.
  • Doug King 2012/03/11 13:50:55
    No, I liked the old format.
    Doug King
    +1
    It's the iPad 3 and should be called that.
  • Dave 007 2012/03/11 11:40:51
    No, I liked the old format.
    Dave 007
    +1
    The Apple clone will rush out and buy it. They don't care what the name is. They JUST HAVE to have the latest Apple product.
  • MiinaNiemi03 2012/03/11 04:57:45
    No, I liked the old format.
    MiinaNiemi03
    +2
    I have the iPad2 and I am happy with it. Why upgrade when my iP2 is still perfect? I love technology, but I do have some self control.
  • redneck 2012/03/11 04:46:19
    No, I liked the old format.
    redneck
    +1
    I don't care ,I don't have one any way's.
  • Wake The Sheeple 2012/03/11 02:58:45 (edited)
    No, I liked the old format.
    Wake The Sheeple
    +3
    What happens when it becomes old?... Apple zombies....

    apple zombies
  • ♥MusicLover112♥ 2012/03/11 02:48:33
    No, I liked the old format.
    ♥MusicLover112♥
    +3
    I just bought the iPad 2 and now number 3??? I don't like the name because you don't know if your talking about the old one (the first one) or the new one (the third one)... I would like them to (AT LEAST) call it iPad 3....
  • MissGates 2012/03/10 23:13:08
    No, I liked the old format.
    MissGates
    +1
    I'll call it iPad 3 anyways..
  • Civic Minded 2012/03/10 22:48:15
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    Civic Minded
    +1
    Really do not care! I plan to purchase an iPad - may or may not be the newest model. It's still an iPad, not something new - just different qualities.
  • Loki 2012/03/10 22:32:42
    No, I liked the old format.
    Loki
    +2
    Doesn't really matter. peopel will call it Ipad 3 no matter what they decide to market it as.
  • Jen 2012/03/10 22:29:02
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    Jen
    +1
    Raving this new techno gadget!
  • Emily Jen 2012/03/11 20:50:29 (edited)
    Emily
    It has three differences from iPad 2;
    1. It's thicker as opposed to thinner
    2. It's got a super-high-resolution screen with many tiny LEDs.
    3. It has a higher resolution camera (more MegaPixels).
    What's the point in all of that with iPad 2's high resolution screen and camera? Unless you're a crazed photographer using your iPad to take the pics.

    Plus, you'll pay at least another hundred, maybe two hundred on top.
  • BwaHa 2012/03/10 19:34:28
    No, I liked the old format.
    BwaHa
    +1
    I really don't care. That should've been the third choice.
  • Alec 2012/03/10 17:09:54
    No, I liked the old format.
    Alec
    +1
    No, far too confusing. They should have made it iPad 3 or iPad 2s. (It's hardly any different from the iPad 2 anyway.)
  • Chris0623 2012/03/10 14:43:44
    No, I liked the old format.
    Chris0623
    +1
    I'm sick of all this hype over Apple Products. Apple products all look the same and act the same. I like to customize my gear. I haven't spent a third of what Apple products cost and my gear can perform equally if not faster than the average Apple product, but mine has its own image and feel after im done customizing it.
  • Mopvyzo 2012/03/10 13:42:47
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    Mopvyzo
    +1
    I wish I had the money to buy one.
  • Koppers 2012/03/10 13:41:50
    Yes, it's new and fresh!
    Koppers
    +3
    As a brand, it is not important, it is an image thing, people are more focused on new features
  • La 2012/03/10 03:45:45
    No, I liked the old format.
    La
    +2
    There is nothing new about it at all, especially it's name. What a stupid marketing move.
  • Just Je... La 2012/03/10 04:50:37
    Just Jenn for Now
    +1
    Agreed. Ever notice Apple has a tendency for releasing a "new" product, usually in less than a year's time, charges hundreds for it, but it ends up being the same thing as the previous model? Except with a little something "new" but it's not all that much if it is?

    I never got an iPhone til the 4S came out... I'm not getting iPhone 5 or 6 because chances are it'll be the same thing when they come out. xD
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